warrior

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noun, often attributive war·rior \ˈwȯr-yər, ˈwȯr-ē-ər, ˈwär-ē- also ˈwär-yər\

Definition of warrior

  1. :  a person engaged or experienced in warfare; broadly :  a person engaged in some struggle or conflict poverty warriors

Examples of warrior in a sentence

  1. a proud and brave warrior

  2. a program of tough training and discipline that turns untried civilians into warriors

Origin and Etymology of warrior

Middle English werreour, from Anglo-French *werreier, guerreier, from warreier, guerreier to wage war, from werre war — more at war


First Known Use: 14th century


WARRIOR Defined for English Language Learners

warrior

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noun, often attributive war·rior \ˈwȯr-yər, ˈwȯr-ē-ər, ˈwär-ē- also ˈwär-yər\

Definition of warrior for English Language Learners

  • : a person who fights in battles and is known for having courage and skill


WARRIOR Defined for Kids

warrior

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noun war·rior \ˈwȯr-yər, ˈwȯr-ē-ər\

Definition of warrior for Students

  1. :  a person who is or has been in warfare



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